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Gallery - Restored gate at Harlaxton Manor


The decorative panel from which this gate is made should actually be the other way up!
The decorative panel from which this gate is made should actually be the other way up!
This gate and side panels, restored in consultation with English Heritage using genuine wrought iron, are located in the gounds of Harlaxton Manor, a magnificent Grade 1 listed building near Grantham, Lincolnshire.
 
The gate is formed from a decorative panel originally located elsewhere and hung the other way up - this is why the lyre in the centre appears to be on its side! As a result, the gate was under such strain from the side panels that the traditionally forged collars that 'bundle' the scroll sets together, as well as the hinges on which it hangs, had stretched open, leaving the gate in danger of falling apart completely. Having identified a suitable means of relieving the strain on the gate, we were then able to forge replacement hinges and collars for those that had been irreparably damaged.